If you are starting a project to build a house, install a furnace, or even remove a tree, this is the place to start.
Help Topics & Permit Applications
Head to our Help Topics page to view and print handouts on some frequently asked planning and building questions. If you are ready to begin the application process, permit application forms can be found here.
Permit Counter Hours
The Planning & Building Permit Counter is open for permit submittals as well as planning questions and tree removal information Monday through Friday from 9am-12pm and 1pm-3pm.
**Please note that Planning Staff will be unavailable to answer land use and planning questions on Thursday May 31st from 1-3pm, the full day of Friday June 1st (no tree permit applications can be accepted this day), and the full day of Monday June 25th.**
We recommend making an appointment with a Planner or the Permit Coordinator prior to bringing in plans for a large submittal.
**The Planning and Building Department now accepts all major credit cards! A 3% fee applies on all debit/credit card payments***
You must call before 4:00 pm the day prior to your requested inspection date. Inspections called in after 4:00 pm will be scheduled for the following day. Specify whether you would like an am or pm inspection, provide your name and phone number, name of the owner of record, site address, and the type of inspection needed.
- For all building, mechanical, plumbing, sewer, and stormwater inspections, call the permit line at 206-957-2835.
- For tree permit or sensitive area inspections, call the Assistant Planner at 206-957-2832.
Be prepared for the inspection: be sure to have the permit and approved plans available on site at time of inspection.